This is a one minute video promotion of insect and bird video clips from our series 1 and 2 expeditions. You can watch the entire expedition videos on youtube or at our website www.thenatureexplorers.com
Chiricahua is a "Sky Island" region that supports a variety of wildlife, some of which are more commonly thought of as denizens of subtropical habitats in Mexico or Central America. Even in February with snow and temperatures as low as -10°F we still found a cornucopia of nature, like turkeys, woodpeckers, centipedes, pines, yuccas, agaves, and more.
We travel to the Lassen Volcanic Region to explore this high subalpine montane region just below the tree line, made up of vast conifer forests and rocky outcroppings. Here we observed a huge array of butterflies, moths, bees, and other insects pollinating flowers to ensure their continued survival.
Surrounded by canyon walls and mesas, Fossil Creek produces 20,000 gallons of water per minute which supports the surrounding diverse riparian ecosystem, comprised of birds, insects, aquatic lifeforms, plants, and many other speices. We also observed warm front snow storms lasting 24 hours from snow fall to complete snow melt.